Tagged: clinch

Magical mystery

It’s already been a busy morning, as everyone is trying to figure out what our “magic number” is…

Technically, since the term magic number refers to a formula, it remains two, but in reality, if we win today’s game, we will have clinched a tie for the division and based on head-to-head, we would therefore win the NL West. So, we would celebrate with champagne spraying and the whole nine yards.

If we lose, who knows what we’ll do. So let’s hope that doesn’t happen. We might wait around in the clubhouse and see what happens to the Rockies, but we’ll cross that bridge if we come to it.

One thing is certain – we’re going to the playoffs for the third time in four years and fourth time in six years and no other NL team can say they’ve done that. That’s a pretty impressive record no matter how you look at it. And the last time we went to the postseason three out of four years was in the early to mid 60s, so this is something to celebrate.

Here’s the lineup:

Furcal, SS

Pierre, LF

Ethier, RF

Kemp, CF

Loney, 1B

Belliard, 3B

Martin, C

Hudson, 2B

Kershaw, P